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This page includes Association for Art History events, as well as other events taking place across the UK and internationally.  Association for Art History events are open to all, including members and non-members, art historians and non art historians.

 

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Curating Art or Curating Artists | The Thorny Question of an Artist’s Biography

22 June, 6:30-8pm GMT

Watch a recording of the live event here.  How much should an artist’s life be used to frame our understanding and experience of their artwork? Critics have often been strict in their prescription that an art object must be separated from its sullied context, with a dose of sterile white space to allow visitors to […]

The Economics of Construction in Imperial Roman Architecture

16 June 2021

This lecture explores the economics of construction in the Roman world, with a particular focus on the advantages of a strong form of mortared rubble usually – but rather erroneously – called concrete. Used increasingly in the city of Rome, this construction technique did not appear in isolation, but as a response to the demands […]

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY & CLIMATE EMERGENCY | Conference 2

17 June 2021

As well as 3 keynote lectures and roundtables addressing professional practice, the SAHGB Annual Symposium programme includes 3 afternoons of papers and discussion addressing climate crisis, energy, environment and architectural history. Panel 4: Conservation and Consumption (13:30-15:00 BST) Environmental Politics of Time in Ghana’s Construction Industry, 1950s-1960s Łukasz Stanek (University of Manchester) Energy Slaves: Buckminster […]

ARCHITECTURAL HISTORY & CLIMATE EMERGENCY | Conference 3

18 June 2021

As well as 3 keynote lectures and roundtables addressing professional practice, the SAHGB Annual Symposium programme includes 3 afternoons of papers and discussion addressing climate crisis, energy, environment and architectural history.  Opening Remarks (13:15-13:30 BST) Panel 6: Imaginaries of Energy and Power (13:30-15:00 BST) ‘The Grandfather of Skyscrapers’: Gas, Steam, and Iron at Shrewsbury Flax […]

‘A building, a body’: a virtual architectural tour of the Royal College of Physicians

17 June 2021, 6-7pm online

As part of this year’s London Festival of Architecture join us on a live virtual tour of the Royal College of Physicians Grade I listed home. In 1958 architect Denys Lasdun won the commission to design the Royal College of Physicians (RCP) a new home. A modern home that would demonstrate the RCP’s new commitment […]

Call for Papers | Narrating Cold Wars

1 July 2021 deadline

Conference dates: 11–12 November We invite proposals for a multidisciplinary conference critically examining “Cold War” thinking, both historically and as a construct for understanding contemporary global rivalries. In particular, we are keen to include papers that critically examine and problematize Cold War narratives; their production and circulation among foreign policy professionals as well as in […]

Beyond the Frame: Primary Teacher CPD

24 June 2021, online

Focusing on the theme of Identity, the workshop will centre on a case study of Sonia Boyce’s 1982 self-portrait Rice n Peas.

We will investigate the wealth of ideas and associations it generates, and how the artwork might be used as the catalyst for a cross-curricular exploration of Identity with KS1 & 2 students.

Association for Art History Fellows Awards

25 May, online

Join us online on 25 May for the awards of Fellows of the Association of Art History nominated in 2020 and 2021. 

The Courtauld Art History Summer University

05 July - 09 July

Calling all Year 12 students from non-selective state schools and colleges across the UK! Apply now and spend five days learning online with The Courtauld Institute of Art, a world-class university specialising in Art History, Conservation, and Curating. Art History Summer University provides a lively and wide-ranging introduction to the subject of Art History. Over the course […]

CFP | Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography

12 August 2021

Call for Papers The National Stereoscopic Association’s Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography a virtual conference of the 47th 3D-Con August 12, 2021 After the success of last year’s inaugural “Sessions on the History of Stereoscopic Photography” held virtually at the 3D-Con (annual conference), the National Stereoscopic Association is again seeking papers on the […]